On this one-of-a-kind wildlife safari you have the opportunity to see Humpback and orca whales, Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals and bears are a few of the species that thrive in this pristine environment. Your expert Naturalist will explain their fascinating life-cycles and behaviors. Take a leisurely break from cruising to step ashore on remote Annette Island, welcomed by a greeting from your Tsimshian Alaska Native hosts: “La Gwelga Lak!” (The Fire Has Been Lit!). This gentle bay area, with a sloping beach fringed with lush vegetation, presents stunning views of the surrounding islands. Here, you have will have the opportunity to explore the old-growth rainforest, learn about the intertidal zone and traditional harvesting techniques, and enjoy an Alaska-style beach bonfire. While your camp hosts tend the fire, you can indulge your adventurer’s appetite with a scrumptious feast that includes reindeer sausage hotdogs, kettle chips, salmonberry jam and other local delights, while sipping on an Alaskan Amber Beer, or your choice of wine, soda or juice. Finish your meal with an American classic: roasting marshmallows for S’mores made with locally-crafted chocolate.Back aboard the vessel, you’ll continue exploring the coastline and scanning the water for signs of wildlife while enjoying complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate. You may also wish to purchase locally-harvested items such as smoked salmon, devil’s club tea, pickled bull kelp and salmon jerky.